Life in Pittsburgh

City of PittsburghPittsburgh is a vibrant city, offering affordable living, distinctive neighborhoods, and an abundance of leisure activities. Located where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers form the Ohio River, Pittsburgh boasts a population of over 2.6 million and combines the amenities of a large city with the friendly feel of a small town. Safe neighborhoods, excellent restaurants and clubs, and an exciting art and music scene make Pittsburgh a great place to work and play. We believe that quality of life is important.

City population: 369,879
County Population: 1,281,666
Average High Temperature (July): 82.5°F
Average Low Temperature (Jan): 20.8°F

Allegheny County has more than 1,700 bridges and 720 are within the Pittsburgh city limits.

#1 Most livable city in the United States (2010,; 2009 The Economist; 2007 and 1985 Rand-McNally’s Places Rated Almanac).

Things to Do and Community Resources

Pittsburgh has undergone a striking renaissance from a down-and-out smokestack to a gleaming cultural oasis. There are great restaurants, excellent shopping, breakthrough galleries and prestigious museums.

Food, sports, music, and the arts—you’ll find all that in Pittsburgh, and more! Here are a few Web links to get you started.

Events, Newspapers, and Guides

Outdoor Activities

Spectator Sports


The Arts


Residents spent time together socially at a number of events including: the Department sponsored dinner celebrating residency graduation, an informal graduation party at one of the PD’s houses, new resident dinner hosted by the PDs, kayaking on the 3 rivers, and at PNC Park enjoying a Pirate baseball game.

Residents at dinner.